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Posted: 10/27/2013 6:49:03 PM EST
Hi guys.
Somewhat random question, but you always seem to have great input!

Looking to get a "new" car. I've always loved the boxy/rugged look. Some of my favorites are the mercedes g series, early land cruisers (70s, early 80s) the wrangler sahara and range rovers.
Jeep is just a little on the un-reliable side for me, mercedes and range rover is a little too expensive for anything that has a reasonable amount of miles on it, and finding well-restored land cruisers is tough....

So my question is, are there any good, reliable, reasonably priced cars out there that are similar to this style that I am missing?

Appreciate any input!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:50:43 PM EST
Late 70s Ford Bronco.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:53:34 PM EST
1996 Land Cruiser
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:59:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 7:02:00 PM EST by Holden_McRoyne]
G-Wagen on Unimog axles:



Oh, sorry, you said "reasonably priced". Never mind.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:59:36 PM EST
Xterra
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:00:33 PM EST
FJ Cruiser
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:04:03 PM EST
I had a Jeep Commander that was decent, never had many mechanical issues with it and it sure was boxy.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:05:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Holden_McRoyne:
G-Wagen on Unimog axles:

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Oh, sorry, you said "reasonably priced". Never mind.
I was about to recommend a cash cab (Defender) as well. :(
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:06:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By _Matt_:
Xterra
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This, or a pre-2014 Pathfinder
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:07:08 PM EST
K5 Blazer
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:08:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 7:08:46 PM EST by Keekleberrys]
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:11:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 7:12:50 PM EST by proud2deviate]

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:13:48 PM EST
H2's are pretty "boxy" - they look like a big lego brick with wheels to me. I kinda like them though
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:18:20 PM EST
Jeeps are crazy reliable.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:25:40 PM EST
Thanks guys!

I love the look of jeeps, but I have known a bunch of people who have them and they always bring up safety and reliability as issues.
I honestly have nothing to base my statement of them being unreliable other than that.

I honestly know very little about the suv world so I'm learning :)
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:25:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Holden_McRoyne:
G-Wagen on Unimog axles:

http://i.imgur.com/hVDE3uc.jpg


Oh, sorry, you said "reasonably priced". Never mind.
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Yep, dream car right there!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:36:28 PM EST
Cubes are pretty boxy. They are even named after a type of box.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:42:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:45:02 PM EST
Ford Flex?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:45:06 PM EST
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Volvos are were pretty boxy.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:45:36 PM EST
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I'd drive that.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:50:29 PM EST
International Scout, if you can find one

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:50:50 PM EST
My last car was a Land Rover. My current car is a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Just get the Jeep. The are as reliable as anything else you can buy. You need the hard top and the four doors. Ignore anyone who says different. They are stupid and don't know what they are talking about.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 9:06:22 PM EST
Ram Charger!

Tag for photo update tomorrow
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:10:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TheRealBluedog:
My last car was a Land Rover. My current car is a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Just get the Jeep. The are as reliable as anything else you can buy. You need the hard top and the four doors. Ignore anyone who says different. They are stupid and don't know what they are talking about.
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Id love a new sahara but it's just too far out of my budget right now
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:14:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By _Matt_:
Xterra
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:31:45 AM EST
You know you can import 25 year old and older G-Wagens and Defenders. I have brought over 2 Defenders from the UK, I would recomend importing from Germany, they are much more honest about condition. You can get a 4 or 2 door G-Wagen for around $10,000-$12,000 in very good condition.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:33:35 AM EST
XJ!!!




Just make sure to get the 4.0 inline 6.
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:42:19 AM EST
XJ! again

mine
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:46:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By poorman:
You know you can import 25 year old and older G-Wagens and Defenders. I have brought over 2 Defenders from the UK, I would recomend importing from Germany, they are much more honest about condition. You can get a 4 or 2 door G-Wagen for around $10,000-$12,000 in very good condition.
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How do I go about doing that?
I haven't been able to find any in that range.

I don't mind an older car and I would absolutely LOVE an older g wagon, but I'm guessing the problem would be parts. Just to get new brakes/pads would probably be like $2k.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:52:33 AM EST
Hard to beat a Jeep Cherokee with the 4.0 inline 6. The engines are pretty much bomb-proof with normal maintenance, lots of aftermarket support and surprisingly capable off-road.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:56:32 AM EST
early lexus gx are pretty boxy same with land rovers.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:01:06 AM EST
Honda Element is boxy, cheap, and reliable. Plenty of utility as long as you never need to go offroad. If you plan to offroad, the Cherokee fits the bill. Everything else mentioned is pretty pricey.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:07:22 AM EST
I want to NOT suggest the FJ Cruiser, at least if you do any city/highway driving at all, or want to fit anyone in the back seat. Also, check out the recalls on it.

70s K5 Blazer pretty nice.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:11:07 AM EST
International Scout...
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:11:45 AM EST
Ford Grenada FTW.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:13:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Lion:
I want to NOT suggest the FJ Cruiser, at least if you do any city/highway driving at all, or want to fit anyone in the back seat. Also, check out the recalls on it.
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I drive my '13 FJ Cruiser in the city and on the highway all the time with no problems, drives like any other SUV. My kids (both ~5'4" tall) fit in the back seat just fine. The seatbelt bracket recall is the only one that has affected mine and it was easily taken care of by the dealer. :shrug:
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:20:13 AM EST
Range Rovers do pretty well on the streets of NY.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:22:24 AM EST
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Hummer H1
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:28:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TheRealBluedog:
My last car was a Land Rover. My current car is a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Just get the Jeep. The are as reliable as anything else you can buy. You need the hard top and the four doors. Ignore anyone who says different. They are stupid and don't know what they are talking about.
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Hard top is overrated. Soft top is only marginally louder than the hard top and mine has been plenty warm inside on cold days so far. Four doors are overrated too. My two door is doing just fine even hauling a 2.5 year old in the back seat.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:55:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 7:56:26 AM EST by mdaugherty1988]
What about an older 4runner? I'd personally stay away from anything American that isn't Jeep, then I'd prob pick a Toyota over a Jeep anyways. Always seems like you notice the quality difference when you go to tear into them and you see where they made shortcuts, used shitty fasteners, etc. XJ's are good though, prob be the only Jeep I'd consider buying. Not sure about anything German, I'd imagine though that the parts are really expensive. Japanese OEM and American OEM parts are close enough in cost on average that I wouldn't be worried about it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:13:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Boxxy, huh? You's trollin'!
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I'm not trolling!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:21:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:22:57 AM EST
honda element




rear suicide doors....Rear seats..fold back ot up or just remove....

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Honda+Element+Interior&Form=IQFRDR


Honda reliability
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:26:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By comma:



How do I go about doing that?
I haven't been able to find any in that range.

I don't mind an older car and I would absolutely LOVE an older g wagon, but I'm guessing the problem would be parts. Just to get new brakes/pads would probably be like $2k.

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Originally Posted By comma:
Originally Posted By poorman:
You know you can import 25 year old and older G-Wagens and Defenders. I have brought over 2 Defenders from the UK, I would recomend importing from Germany, they are much more honest about condition. You can get a 4 or 2 door G-Wagen for around $10,000-$12,000 in very good condition.



How do I go about doing that?
I haven't been able to find any in that range.

I don't mind an older car and I would absolutely LOVE an older g wagon, but I'm guessing the problem would be parts. Just to get new brakes/pads would probably be like $2k.



http://www.autoscout24.eu/

Anything with Mercedes written on it is going to be expensive, you can order parts from overseas. That is what I did with most of the parts I needed for my Defenders. You will need someone on the other side fo the Pond to help you with shipping and loading, or you can just go through a boker. I can help you find either of those.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:31:06 AM EST
I have been looking for a jeep to get back into jeeping (sold my 87 YJ a few years back) - but holy shit is the dealership proud of that shit. I could buy a friggin Audi SUV for the cost of a wrangler these days. that shit is just wrong. the used market is pretty ridiculous too.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:44:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Holden_McRoyne:
G-Wagen on Unimog axles:

http://i.imgur.com/hVDE3uc.jpg


Oh, sorry, you said "reasonably priced". Never mind.
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I think I need to change my pants.
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